12 IDEAS FOR BUSINESSES YOU CAN DO IN BENIN REPUBLIC
No matter where you find yourself, there is always something worthwhile that you could venture into and earn a good leaving. Doing your hubby or little businesses you can do in Benin Republic on the side to earn some money especially while schooling is very rewarding.
You are probably clueless and wondering if there are any worthwhile businesses you can do in Benin Republic or investment opportunities in a small country like Benin Republic. Well, just like anywhere else, yes there are!
Below, I have highlighted a number of business ideas you can start cheaply from the comfort of your home. However, some are full time and require a level of licensing and professional skill. The choice is yours!
HOME BAKING BUSINESS
If owning a storefront isn’t for you, operating a home bakery can be a great alternative. You could bake cakes, make doughnuts, egg rolls, croissant, chin chin and other amazing snacks for schools, offices, restaurants; you could get orders to bake for social events and functions. Bear in mind that the quality of your products and services will be a great determinant of your customer base. However, all these cannot be achieved in a day; hard work, perseverance and advertising your products both online and verbally will launch your business to a whole new level.
HAIRDRESSING AND MAKEUP ARTISTS SERVICES
If you have worked in a salon or beauty store before and you do not have the capital to open your own business, you could start one from home. If you are very good with makeup and hair making, don’t wait any longer, you can offer home makeup and hair services around and start making cool cash. You can also offer beauty treatments like:
- Manicure and Pedicures
- fixing of eyelashes
- hair coloring
Everybody was to kit up and look good so help them achieve that by bringing your skills and talents to the table; You will make more than one can shake a stick at.
If the practical session is not for you and you have the means and access to authentic hair and beauty products, beginning a trade would be a great idea.
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FASHION AND TAILORING
People are increasingly conscientious about the way they look, and with that comes the need for tailored clothing. One size and style cannot suit all! Men and women want to look the part when attend events or go to work or school. If you are well skilled with the hands of a professional stylist; Right from home and with the required machine and equipment, you can style and sow cloths for clients and have them delivered at their doorsteps
SELLING NIGERIAN COMMODITIES
With a lot of Nigerians trooping into Benin republic every day the demand for certain Nigerian Commodities are on the rise. Common beverages, noodles, snacks and other provisions that are consumed every day by Nigerians are scarce here. One would have to go all the way to the border to buy these things. Imagine the relief you would give and the gain of making these commodities readily available to the Nigerians around you!
HOME DAYCARE SERVICES
Firstly, you will definitely need the appropriate licensing and permit to start a home daycare business. That said, if you love children; have worked with them before; have a spacious and conducive environment for the kids and have friends, neighbors and families who take their young children to nurseries while they are at work, then starting your own home daycare business could be very profitable.
Being a long way from home and still being able to enjoy typical Nigerian delicacies is priceless. Opening a Nigerian Restaurant is a big responsibility and requires commitment but it is a big step to making a difference and bringing comfort to Nigerians here. So if you are a great cook and you have what it takes, why not save us from this endless cravings and bring us closer home. For starters, you need a strategic location for your restaurant; just anywhere is not suitable because you need a place where customers will see you and get to you easily.
Opening a restaurant is one thing, making mouthwatering dishes and rendering quality service to stand out from the crowd is another.
CLOTHES AND ACCESSORIES
A lot of Nigerians come to Benin republic frequently to buy certain accessories like;
- fancy shoes
at cheap rates which they take back to Nigeria and sell at higher rates.
The trick to this kind of business is finding a good seller to patronize, having good eyes in selecting nice articles and of course, buying in bulk. you don’t want to go into this business without having a good number of potential customers who will be ready to buy from you.
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GRAPHIC AND WEB DESIGNING
Graphic design is art with a purpose. It involves planning and projecting ideas and experiences to communicate messages. Companies are always in search for branding that tells people about what they do through;
- newsletters and so on.
We live in a digital world where every business needs a website to drive their traffic in order to make sales. If you have the skills, you could enter an industry that would never die. You could start small by creating websites on platforms such as WordPress. Web designing is a professional skill which involves the production and maintenance of websites.
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If you are looking for a way to make money at home without the need to learn new skills, home based laundry services are easy to offer with the possibility for expansion in the future. You will be surprised how many people are unable to do their laundry due to their tight schedules. Simply, establish how much you will charge and decide on how the payment process will take place (before or after you complete the service).
With a decent car and a few years of driving experience you could start your own personal taxi services. Some of the main benefits of this work are;
- You don’t have a real boss
- You can create your own schedule
- You will meet new people everyday
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY
In this digital age, photography and videography are very important and relevant aspects of our lives. From weddings to birthdays to church events, people pay good money for every important moment to be captured.
There are so many people wanting to be YouTube celebrities but do not have the skills to upload high-quality and well-edited videos. Other services you could offer include:
- Vlog editing
- creating music videos
You could also take photoshoots and video coverages for small events here and there and let the quality and uniqueness of your services speak for you.
This field is highly dependent on mad skills, creativity and quality of service. If you have a deep-rooted passion for this, all you need to get started is a good camera and a computer.
Opening a barbing saloon is a great business plan. Men (and women of course) will always want their hair trimmed and styled with their beards on point. You might be very good with the clipper but answer the following questions:
Where is my location? Are there other barbers around and how good are their services? What are my working hours? How do I make my services stand out and be different from others?
If you are able to clearly answer these questions, you’re well on your way to becoming a community staple!
Both big and small businesses you can do in Benin Republic have these basic guidelines
- Price is not always the deal breaker, convenience and great service goes a long way
- The internet is for you. Create a website and other marketing materials to get your name out there
- Keep your ears open for customer complaints because that is how you learn to improve your quality of service
- Always keep tab and record of your work progress
- Be courteous and thank your customers for their services and encourage them to tell others about you
- Word-of-mouth advertising and marketing has been around for a long while and is still one of the best ways to communicate
It takes courage and dedication to start your own business, not just cash. The internet has made it increasingly possible for you to brush up on your skillset or even learn new ones. With this in mind, take a look around you, study your environment, discover people’s needs and aim to satisfy those needs. Go for it!